Enhancing the lives of Senior Adults.

The mission of the Beverly J Searles Foundation is to help in God’s work to the world, ever mindful of the advice in Nehemiah 8:10, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength." We accomplish this goal while providing housing and services to Senior Adults aged 55 and better.


The Beverly J. Searles Foundation is a not for profit organization that provides gracious living services to elderly and disabled residents of affordable housing and other residential communities. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for the residents that we serve by encouraging independence and choices, while celebrating individuality, preserving dignity, privacy and nurturing the spirit. Here is a sample of the services that we provide (services vary by community):


Church Services, small group studies, music fellowship, Bible study, and caring bereavement support. On-site Chaplains are trained in pastoral counseling and gerontology. Open to all faiths and beliefs.


The Foundation offers an array of weekly services offered to easily and conveniently monitor important health factors such as: blood pressure, weight and glucose levels, audiology, podiatry, and optometry.


Fostering community, fellowship, and continued life-development through programs such as: community meals and outings, parties, music events, exercise, arts and crafts, health seminars, and technology workshops.


Sweetwater Terraces  |  www.sweetwaterterraces.com

Lillie R. Campbell House  |  www.lilliercampbellhouse.com

Big Bethel Village  |  www.bigbethelvillage.com

Antioch Villas & Gardens  |  www.antioch.com

Myrtle Terraces  |  www.myrtleterraces.com





Brothers David and Rick Searles formed the non-profit BJS Foundation to honor their late mother, Beverly Jones Searles. Beverly regularly did volunteer work at the local hospital in Fort Lauderdale and she assisted many friends in their health issues, often offering her home for these friends needing rehab assistance. David and Rick worked to create a service organization in her memory that could allow lower-income seniors the privacy and dignity to gracefully age-in-place. This goal is accomplished by providing a real sense of community and activities for residents living in BJS communities. A natural evolution of the BJS Foundation was to incorporate development and ownership into the Foundation’s mission.


Beverly Patricia Jones was born at 2711 East 8th Street in Duluth, Minnesota on June 10, 1924. When she was two months old her father John Beverley Jones was killed while successfully rescuing two young people who were drowning in a river. Beverly’s mother died in 1936. Without surviving grandparents and siblings, Beverly was raised by her great aunt and uncle. Beverly’s 20th birthday was a few months after Pearl Harbor and just after the successful battles at Midway Island. Based in Detroit, Michigan, Beverly devoted her early career to the war effort. In July 1944 she traveled to Wichita, Kansas to marry her sweetheart David Sewall Searles of Detroit, Michigan. David was finishing his training as a B-24 Flying Fortress pilot. David shipped out to England with the 8th Army Air Force in early August 1944 a few days after his wedding, and Beverly returned to Detroit to care for David’s mother and her aunts and uncles. Beverly’s husband David was critically injured in a B-24 crash on Christmas Eve 1944 and Beverly was at his side during almost 20 months of reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation. When Beverly was 28 and David was 30, they entered the hospitality industry initially in Boothbay Harbor, Maine with three young sons. Her fourth son was born while they ran the Green Shutters Inn and Cottages in Boothbay Harbor. Beverly’s commitment to the war effort starting in 1942 and in the hospitality industry beginning in 1952, led her to a lifelong compassion as a consummate hostess and caregiver. In the 1960’s after relocating to Fort Lauderdale Florida in the hospitality and government service field, Beverly continued her passionate caring for others and worked as a Candy Striper in local, Broward County hospitals. She cared for invalid elderly and dying friends and family. After the death of her beloved husband, Beverly moved to the Metro Atlanta area and made opportunities for travel abroad and to the Caribbean. She was diagnosed with cancer in 1979 and passed.



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